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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Since the invention of residential construction, having the coolest, funnest, most unique house on the block has been a very common desire. It's nice to have a house that you can show off, have fun in and enjoy. There are some very creative people in this world who have taken their creativity and used it in the architecture of their home. Here are a few of the world's most unique houses:

In a suburb of Salt Lake City, somebody designed and built the house from Disney Pixar's Up. With some slight variations (garage, no balloons), this house was built to look exactly like the house that defied physics to explore the world. There aren't many people brave enough to build a house from a movie, let alone a computer animated cartoon movie. This house certainly stands out in its neighborhood.

Earth House

No, Bilbo Baggins won’t answer when you knock on this door, and no, this house was not built in the Shire. This house is actually built in Switzerland, but it looks like something taken out of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. One of the many things that sets this home apart from others is the fact that natural terrain is used to form the walls and roof of the house.

Shoe House

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe. Seriously. South Africa's Ron Van Zyl built this house for his wife, Yvonne, in the early 1990's. The house also has a pool, restaurant, bar, and it even has a guest house. While this home may not be a fancy digital smart home, it certainly is one of a kind and has a lot to offer anyone who visits it. I haven't even mentioned the mini museum of woodwork that's on the inside, either. What's more unique than a shoe that has all that stuff with it?

Toilet House

Who wouldn't want to live in a toilet? For South Korean Sim Jae-Duck, living in a toilet is a reality. This home is just over 4,500 square feet, and was built to celebrate the WTA, which, for those of you who don't know, stand for the World Toilet Association. Jae-Duck was nicknamed "Mayor Toilet" after building this, um, unique house. Say what you will about the house, but there is no denying that this is one of the most uncommon homes ever built. The builder was probably relieved when construction had finally finished.

Warped House

This house started out as more of an art project rather than a construction project. This warp hole is made of side paneling, and is so small that only a kid could fit through it. I’m not sure what the purpose of it is, but it looks cool, gets attention, and it's one of a kind.

Cube House

Rotterdam, a suburb of the Dutch capital, Amsterdam, is home to these amazing, cubic homes. It's a series of houses that all contribute to forming a huge, geometric cube. The houses balance each other, and keep each other from falling, too. Since these are in the Netherlands, I vote that we nickname these “The Dam Houses”.

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  •  License: Royalty Free or iStock source: www.123rf.com
  •  License: Royalty Free or iStock source: www.123rf.com

Author Bio: 
David Glenn is a home improvement expert. He occasionally freelance writes about home security and DIY home repair. He's also knowledgeable about topics like how to improve social presence and building a reputation online. 

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